How to Make The Best Moist Chocolate Cake

This cake is moist, decadent, fudgy and ever so chocolaty! You will love it because it is so easy to toss together. It also yields the best cake paired with the best frosting. Enjoy! thank you my dear aunt M. for this delicious recipe!

The best chocolate cake recipe. There are plenty of claims for the best chocolate cake recipe. But with one bite of this decadent, moist chocolate cake with chocolate customizable frosting, every single person around the table commented that this was the best chocolate cake they’d ever tasted.

What makes this cake the best?

  • It is very moist and tender. The oil used in this recipe yields the fluffy yet dense and moistness of the cake.
  • Even though the batter is runny it rises like any other cake.
  • The chocolate fudge cake is distinct and strong with the tiniest hint of the coffee.
  • The cake is also very dark colored and it pairs well with a light frosting. It is a beautiful and delicious cake.

Don’t believe me? Watch the video and see for yourself.

Watch the video:

What frosting?

You can use any frosting you would like. When this recipe was original given to me the frosting required:

  • pastry cream
  • and a Cadbury chocolate bar.

You can really customize the frosting to your liking. I like using whipped cream and adding some chocolate powder as well as some optional Nutella. Let me know what your favorite frosting is.


This recipe requires a strong coffee. This not only intensifies the chocolate flavor, but also the color! I just brewed some strong coffee in my Keurig coffee machine. You can also use powdered coffee packets of brew any coffee you like. Just use a very strong coffee. I promise you won’t notice it. Even the coffee haters and kids in my family liked this recipe!


You can decorate this cake in any way you would like. My friends and family requested a very simple cake with minimal decor. You can choose to make a spiral in the frosting or toping with fruit, sprinkles, flowers and more, this truly is a delicious recipe for all occasions.

The Best Moist chocolate cake

This cake is moist, decadent, fudgy and ever so chocolaty! You will love it because it is so easy to toss together. It also yields the best cake paired with the best frosting. Enjoy! thank you my dear aunt Muna for this delicious recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
decoration and cooling 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Servings 8


  • See note


dry ingredients

  • 1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa see note
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Strong coffee warm (see note)
  • 1 cup buttermilk see note
  • 1/2 cup unflavored baking oil (canola, mazola etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the frosting:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup nutella optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F of 175°C and prep two 8 inch pans (see note.). Make sure to butter them and then put some flour. (as shown in the video)
  • In a bowl sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in your sugar and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, combine your butter milk, eggs, oil and vanilla. Then, while stiring, pour in your coffee.
  • Add in your dry ingredient pile bit by bit until fully combined.
  • Seperate evenly into your pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Frosting:While the cakes cool down, whip your whipped cream until stiff peaks or until it is a thick frosting consisitency. Whip in your corn starch and your cocoa powder then stir in your nutella.
  • Fully cool the cakes then decorate.
  • To decorate: Set one cake down and add a layer of frosting. Set the other cake on top and fully cover the cake. Add topings as desired and create any designs with the frosting as desired. Chill for a few hours before cutting into it.



Pans: You can also use two 9in pans or even just one 9in pan.
Bundt Cake: You can make this into a bundt cake, just bake it for 40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean
Frosting: Any frosting you like can be used. 
Buttermilk: Homemade buttermilk. For every 1 cup whole milk use 2 tbsp of vinegar
Nutella: Optional.
Cocoa: Dutch processed cocoa is recommended, however natural works just as well.
It is normal for the batter to be runny. 
Chocolate chips: If you would like to add some chocolate chips just add them into your dry ingredients.
Numnum xx
Keyword birthday cupcakes, chocolate, chocolate cake
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